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InfoWorld: Group offers free Linux-based encryption software

Apr 21, 1999, 11:49 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

"FreeS/WAN (Secure/Wide Area Network) software, installed on a PC running under the Linux operating system, lets the PC serve as a secure gateway in a virtual private network (VPN), according to Hugh Daniel, project manager with FreeS/WAN, in Toronto."

"A VPN allows companies to securely use public networks while saving on the cost of leased lines for wide-area communication."

"FreeS/WAN encryption software adds additional security to such networks, Daniel said, without modifying their operating systems or applications software. "This is so the Net has privacy, like curtains for voting booths," Daniel added."

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